Information Relating to Duty Cycles and Average Power Requirements of Truck and Bus Engine Accessories
This report is intended to provide the information to estimate the accessory load of a typical heavy truck or bus. The components covered include: air compressors, alternators, refrigerant compressors, engine cooling fans and power steering pumps. The values show an estimate of the average power requirements and duty cycles for these accessories.
This report does not address loads required for engine operation. Required systems include those needed for engine performance such as fuel pumps and electronic control modules (ECM).